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From the cars we drive and the products we buy to the graphics that surround us, we are all consumers of design. Elizabeth Wilhide, general editor of Design: The Whole Story, provides all the information you need to decode the material world. Join her as she takes a close look at the key developments, movements and practitioners of design around the world, from the beginnings of industrial manufacturing to the present day.
From the high-minded moralists of the 19th century to the radical thinkers of modernism – and from the emergence of showmen such as Raymond Loewy in the 1930s to today’s superstars such as Philippe Starck – Elizabeth explains a subject that touches all our lives.
Elizabeth Wilhide is the author or co-author of acclaimed books on design and interiors, including William Morris: Décor and Design, Sir Edwin Lutyens: Designing in the English Tradition, The Mackintosh Style and Scandinavian Modern Home. Design: The Whole Story is published by Thames & Hudson.
Books will be available to buy from the Waterstones' stall at this event.